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Tesoro Instrumental Music

Tesoro Ensembles Enjoy Success in March

What a month we are having so far in the Tesoro Instrumental Music Department!  Here is a quick recap of one very successful week in March. 

The Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra and String Ensemble all earned Unanimous Superior ratings at SCSBOA festivals.  The Chamber Orchestra performed at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The Drum Line won the First Place award at the Drums Across California Quarterfinals and finished as the highest scoring drum line in the entire competition. The Jazz Ensemble finished in Second Place in the Advanced Division at the Irvine Jazz Festival and we won the Best Trumpet Section award and Kenny Abbott won the Most Outstanding Soloist award. 

Our students musicians have been working so hard with great dedication and consistent effort and now their hard work has paid off with these outstanding awards and wonderful performances. Congratulations to all for a job well done.

Dance Guard Workshops for 7th and 8th Graders Feb,. 26, Mar. 26 and Apr. 23

The Tesoro Dance Guard team will hold three FREE workshops for any interested 7th and 8th grade students who would like to explore the techniques and performance skills used by the high school's Dance Guard.  The hgh school's Dance Guard squad performs with the Tesoro Marching Band during the fall semester and then participates in competitions on their own in the second semester. The workshop participants will receive training in dance technique and tall flag performance techniques. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!  The workshops will be held at Las Flores Middle School on February 26th, March 26th and April23rd.  The Tesoro Dance Guard instructors will provide the training along with members of our Dance Guard team. Click here to download the Parent Consent Form that you will be asked to turn in at the first workshop.  These FREE workshops will be an excellent way for 8th grade students  to see if they might be interested in a auditioning in May to perform with the 2014 Tesoro Dance Guard team. Questions?  Contact the Tesoro Band Director, Mr. Andy Magana at

Congratulations All Southern California Honor Musicians


Special congratulations to Kenny Abbott and Gavin Thornburg who were selected by audition as one of the finest musicians in all Southern California.  They will be performing with the 2014 All Southern California High School Honor Group Wind Ensemble on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel at 1:30 PM

Kenny Abbott was also selected as an All State Honor Musician and will be performing in Fresno in February.

Go Titans!




Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Hall Performance Earns "Gold"

Symphony Orchestra Receives the 'Gold'


Throughout its history, Carnegie Hall has been known as the home of the greatest musical performances and the destination for the world’s finest artists. On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 the Tesoro ...more

Contact the Directors

Magana, Andy Instrumental Music Director
Olinger, Cathy (949) 234-5310 Instrumental Music Director

Tesoro Band & Orchestra Alumni?

Seeking our Alumni?

We’d like to know where you are and what you are doing?  The Tesoro Band and Orchestra program has established a tradition of music excellence in just 12 years.  The success of our program  has much to do with our Alums.  If you are one of the Tesoro Instrumental Music Graduates, we’d like to encourage you to let us know where your path since graduation has taken you.  Please provide us with an email address and we will keep you posted on the latest news. 

International Music Festival, Carnegie Hall New York 2013 Tesoro Symphony Orchestra

NYC 2013 Tesoro Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Hall 2013

New York Symphony Orchestra Members

You may now view your Symphony Orchestra photos from the sound check at Carnegie Hall on April 9, 2013.  Please note that contractual restrictions prohibit the printing of photos for sale or fundraising purposes.

World Projects wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to you for your participation in the 2013 new york International Music Festival. 

Carnegie Hall 2013


Education for the Child Foundation

A very Special thank you to the EFC Foundation who awarded Tesoro High School over $20,000 in Teacher Grants.

The music department recieved  grant funding for the purchase of:

1 Cello, 2 Cello Hard Shell Cases & 1 Carbon Fiber Bass Bo

Thank you for your continued support of our students!


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12:00 PM Seussical Show



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